Brian Browne

Director of Philanthropic Counsel

Brian Browne believes few organizations are better poised to improve the world than nonprofits and sees them as the single most important drivers of change in our society. Nonprofits uplift and care for those in need, drive medical innovations that save lives, spread awareness and educate, and mobilize communities towards a united goal.

Improving organizations’ fundraising capabilities and furthering missions motivates Brian’s work in the fundraising industry. He understands organizations’ success and ability to deliver on their vital missions requires philanthropic support.

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Albert Einstein

As director of philanthropic counsel at BWF, Brian applies his decade plus of experience in helping clients in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, campaign planning and counsel, assessments, training, annual giving, and digital and social marketing.

Brian is a board member for CWRUPride, which is his alma mater’s LGBTQ+ alumni network. He is a fan of theater and a supporter of local theaters in Cleveland, Ohio. He also enjoys spending time with his two Miniature Schnauzers.